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Conviction quashed after 27 years

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A man jailed for murdering a woman in 1979 has had his conviction quashed at the Court of Appeal after spending 27 years in prison.

Sean Hodgson, 57, was jailed for killing Teresa De Simone, 22, who was found strangled in her car in Southampton in December 1979.

Det Ch Insp Philip McTavish from Hampshire Police gave a statement outside the Court of Appeal in London.

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